The subreddit r/OldPhotosInRealLife is pretty much the closest thing we have to a time machine. Its 596k members are constantly comparing past and present through rephotography — the act of taking a photo of a place that has already been photographed before. The end result is like a portal, fusing together two different periods.

After we at Bored Panda published our first story on this online community, we’ve kept an eye on it and quickly realized that its earlier posts weren’t a fluke. From overgrown Machu Picchu in 1915 compared to the site in 2020 to visitors in The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in 1910 and 2019, r/OldPhotosInRealLife consistently features interesting angles, presenting things in a different perspective to the one we’re used to.

#1 Machu Picchu, Peru. 1915 & 2020

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#2 Ancient Greece Before And After Excavation

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#3 Czech Out Prague 1910 And 2020

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#4 In 2005, Some Friends And I Found The Road To Jabba’s Palace Off Twenty Mule Team Canyon In Death Valley, Ca

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#5 Hiroshima 75 Years Ago

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#6 Craftsmanship

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#7 Visitors In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Viewing Painting (Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing The Delaware – 1851) 1910 And 2019

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#8 Stonehenge: 1877 And 2019

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#9 Abandoned Restaurant In Petrópolis, Brazil (1960’s And 2013)

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#10 Today vs. Childhood Memory

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#11 English Tank In The Streets Of My Town, 1945-2021

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#12 Unfinished Manhattan Bridge In 1908 And Now

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#13 Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur, India. 1798 Lithograph By Thomas Daniell And 2016. Built Between 1003-1010

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#14 Milan, Italy 1950s And 2021

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#15 Hick’s Court, St Ives, England – 1888 And Today

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#16 Hong Kong’s Kowloon Peninsula 1964 – 2016

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#17 Church St. Martin In Cologne, Germany 1946 And 2021

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#18 Mount Rushmore

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#19 Curtiss C-46 Commando, One Of Pablo Escobar / Carlos Lehder’s Drug Smuggling Planes Near Norman’s Cay In The Bahamas, After 35 Years Submerged In Saltwater

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#20 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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#21 The Berlin Wall Fell 31 Years Ago Today!

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#22 Lincoln Memorial 1917-2016

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#23 Woodstock Festival Site- 1969 / 2020

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#24 The Big Oak; Thomasville, Ga (1895/2020)

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#25 1955-2021. Vilnius, Lithuania

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#26 Arch Of Constantine In Rome, 1943 (Taken By My Grandfather), And What It Looks Like Today

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#27 Amazing Looking Home Restored In Detroit. 1993 And Now.

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#28 Vilnius 80 Years Ago

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#29 A Former Public Bath In Wuppertal, Germany, Now A Brewery And Beer Hall. 1993 vs. 2019

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#30 Trains At Harper’s Ferry, Wv In 1947 And 2021. The 1947 Image Taken By Ed Wittekind, 2021 Image Shot By Me In The Same Exact Spot

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#31 Empire State Building In The 30s And Now

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#32 Western Metal Supply Co Building, San Diego, California

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#33 Bir Singh Dev Palace, Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India. 1882 And 2018. It Was Built In 1662.

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#34 Town Square In Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany- During The Battle Of The Rhine, April 1945 And 2021

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#35 My Great Grandfather Built This House In Elizabeth Nj Circa 1900 When It Was Surrounded By Nothing But Farmland Next To How It Appears Today

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#36 Clint Eastwood As ‘The Man With No Name’ At Sad Hill Cemetary In Burgos, Spain While Filming The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. 1966 vs. 2020

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#37 Chernobyl (1984-2011)

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#38 My Family Farm C.1900/2000. It Was In Our Family For 125 Years. My Childhood Bedroom Window Is In The Top Center. It Was Also My Father’s And My Grandfather’s Bedroom

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#39 Fresh Prince Basketball Court 1990 vs. Now

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#40 It Hasn’t Changed Much In 157 Years, Aside From The Platform Height And Electrification. The World’s Oldest Undeground Station, Baker Street! *saxophone Plays In The Distance*

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#41 Hollywood High School In Los Angeles In 1941 And Now

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#42 The Main Entrance To The City, York, England 1865 – 2015

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#43 The Royal Crescent, Bath, UK. 1829-2020. Built 1774

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#44 Xanten, Germany 1945 vs. Now

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#45 Titanic Dry Dock 1912 And 2015

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#46 Lithuania. Kaunas. Street Then And Now.

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#47 These Stills From Home Alone 2

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#48 A World Heritage Site, The Old City Of Sana’a, Yemen Has Been Inhabited For More Than 2500 Years. Before And After June 12, 2015

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#49 Grand Central Terminal, NYC. 1912 Top, 2021 Bottom.

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#50 1944: American Soldier Of The 5th Infantry Division In Montrabot, Normandy, France. 2020: Dave In Montrabot, Normandy, France.

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#51 Van Gogh’s ‘Cafe Terrace At Night’ From 1888 And Present

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#52 I Found The Rock In Jersey Where French Writer Victor Hugo Took This Photo Around 1852-1855

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#53 Rotterdam, The Netherlands During German Occupation 1940-45 And Again Today

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#54 Old House In Omaha Nebraska

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#55 Home Of The Wright Brothers. 7 Hawthorn Street, Dayton, Oh, USA

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#56 St Francis Of Assisi Church

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#57 What An Abandoned Mansion Looks Like As It Deteriorates When It’s Not Cared For Between 1965 And 2012

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#58 Inside Bruce Lee’s Apartment In Brentwood (1966 And Modern Day)

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#59 We Lost Joey Ramone 20 Years Ago Today. Here Is Ramones Pictured Outside Cbgb July 15 1975

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#60 A German Officer Among The Ruins Of Saarbrücken – 1945 / Present

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#61 Kraków, Poland (1939 And 2010s)

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#62 Statue Of Liberty: Left Photo By My Great-Grandfather In 1937, Right Photo By Me In 2019

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#63 The Golden Cross Inn, Coventry. 1819 vs. Now.

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#64 Rio De Janeiro 1880 X 2020

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#65 6th Century Statue “Taller Buddha” In 1963 And In 2008 After Destruction. In 2001 The Statue Was Destroyed By The Taliban

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#66 Toronto And Its Cn Tower. 1974 – 2017

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#67 The Corner Of 49th St & 3rd Ave, Manhattan 1940 vs. 2021

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#68 Disneyland Main Street. Anaheim, Ca. (1963/June 2021)

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#69 Singapore, 1991 vs. 2018

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#70 Chicago 1930s vs. Chicago Today

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#71 Former Swimming Pool At The White House Is Now The Press Briefing Room

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#72 Lower Manhattan 1921

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#73 Cologne, Germany 1944 vs. Now

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#74 An Abandoned School In Taiwan

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#75 Lombard Street, San Francisco, Ca 1922 – 2018

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#76 1916 – 2016, Outdoor Theater, Bucharest Romania

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#77 A Crowd Of People Look Up Just As The South Tower Of The World Trade Center Collapses (September 11th, 2001)

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#78 Here Is My Great Great Grandfather’s Nashville House In 1896, Two Years Before My Grandfather Was Born. This Picture Has Always Been In The Family Of Course, But Only Today Did I Use Google Maps To Look Up The Address And Find It How It Looks Today. I’m Thrilled That I Found It.

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#79 Kathmandu 1967 And Now

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#80 The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland – C.1847 And Today

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#81 Buenos Aires, Argentina [1925, 1980, 2002, 2021]

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#82 First Mcdonalds In Canada Then (1967) And Now. (2021)

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#83 Court Of The Lions, Granada, Spain – 1840 And Today

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#84 A Landmark In My German City During The 3rd Reich vs. Now

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#85 Uschc Barque Eagle In Baltimore Harbor, 1971 & 2015

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#86 Sydney, Australia 1890 – 2019

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#87 Grangemore House, Ireland (First Photo Taken Sometime Mid-1800’s)

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#88 The Castle Of Ha Ha Tonka Missouri, 1940 And 2021.

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#89 Caen, France- 1944 And Now.

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#90 Mcsorleys Ale House NYC In The Present And 1937

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#91 The Main Entrance To Tivoli In Copenhagen, Denmark. 1900 – 2018

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#92 Tremont Street In Boston, 1890s And 2014

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#93 Montparnasse Station, Paris, After A Derailment In 1895 And Present Day.

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#94 My House About 100 Years Ago And This Year

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#95 1911 vs. 2015. Vladimir, Russia. (Photo From 1911 Is Not Colorized, Taken By Colour Photography Pioneer Prokudin-Gorsky

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#96 Random Neighborhood In Brooklyn In 1916 And Now.

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#97 Genesis Band At The Central Park 1973 – Present

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#98 Aleppo, Syria, 2010 vs. 2020

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#99 Theodore Roosevelt Would Be Proud.

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#100 Abraham Lincoln’s Home, Springfield, Illinois. Seen Here In 1861 And Today

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#101 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (May 4, 1970 – Today)

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#102 Tokyo Japan 1945 vs. Now

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#103 A Street Corner In Brooklyn In The 1920s And Now

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#104 New York Harbor: Top Photo By My Great-Grandfather In 1937, Bottom Photo By Me In 2019

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#105 Bondi Beach, Sydney. 1910 – 2017

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